Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Michigan Fiber Festival

My DH took me to the Michigan Fiber Festival this past Saturday. The weather was perfect, sunny and not to Hot. There was many outside vendors and several barns filled with vendors too. I had a good look around before I started over and selected some wool roving in lovely blended colors. I also bought some Tussah Silks and hand dyed curls. Kris Miller of Spruce Ridge Studios had some lovely hand dyed wool fabrics and was selling a pretty neat Rug Hooked Sheep Pin which I could not resist buying.

Unfortunately, I was not able to take any classes. Hopefully next year. I have several braided rugs in my home that I have bought over the years. I always had a inner desire to create one myself. The teacher of the class I was unable to attend has a book called "The Shepherd's Rug" by Letty Klein and Ann Brown. You can buy this book from Ann Brown at eawbrown@hotmail.com or 859-498-1613. A photo of this book and a wee sample of the braided rug is in the second photo above. I bought this book and I will attempt to create a wool roving braided rug hopefully this winter.

DH and I had a super wonderful day spending precious time together. hugs Judy


Miss 376 said...

What a fantastic day you must have had. What beautiful "goodies" you have brought home

sparkle jars said...

Thank you for taking us on this wonderful field trip. :-)

Maggie R said...

OK JUDY, NOW I AM TOTALLY JEALOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!Wish I was there ;-}
What a fabulous time you must have had... Thanks for sharing..

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Maggie, Gayle and Jane, Thanks for visiting my blog. The Michigan Fiber Festival was sooo much fun and very inspiring to look at all the wool art. Hugs Judy

Jane said...

Hi Judy!!! So glad you had fun at this outing.. my husband is not near as patient, LOL, but he's learning... great finds for your stash!

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